Rio Grande School

  • Rio Grande School's mission is to challenge each child's intellect, to inspire each child's imagination, and to nurture each child's desire to learn.
  • Rio Grande School's families come from all over the nation as well as New Mexico.
  • We welcome interested families to contact the school for a tour.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1978
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students158 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade Rio Grande School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRachel Gantt

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SwimmingBasketballSwimming,

School Notes

  • Rio Grande School's mission is to challenge each child's intellect, to inspire each child's imagination, and to nurture each child's desire to learn. Rio Grande School's families come from all over the nation as well as New Mexico. We welcome interested families to contact the school for a tour.
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  • Santa Fe
    Grades: NS-8 | 136 students
    7.7 miles
    5912 Jaguar Drive
    Santa Fe, NM 87507
    (505)438-8585
    7.7 NS-8
    136
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    Grades: NS-12 | 216 students
    2.9 miles
    26 Puesta Del Sol
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    (505)983-9727
    2.9 NS-12
    216
  • Santa Fe
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    Grades: PK-6 | 88 students
    0.5 miles
    316 Camino Delora
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505)983-8212
    0.5 PK-6
    88
  • Santa Fe
    Grades: 7-12 | 318 students
    0.3 miles
    1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (505)982-1829
    0.3 7-12
    318

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The average acceptance rate in Santa Fe, NM is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).